Author: glynthomas2019

Important Dates: (updated 9th October)

Please put these dates in your calendars

AUTUMN COURSE Wednesdays in the Barn at 7.30 pm

  • 25th September    Do not be afraid
  • 2nd October          The best is yet to be
  • 9th  October          Heaven on earth
  • 16th October         The river of life
  • 23rd October         Mary Magdalene
  • 30th October         Mary Magdalene

SATURDAY 12th OCTOBER  10 am to 3 pm Retreat Day

WEDNESDAY 16th OCTOBER 3.30 pm to 4.45 pm Fun Club

SUNDAY 27th OCTOBER 6.30 pm Sung Eucharist and Confirmation at Saint Giles

THURSDAY 31st OCTOBER 7.30 pm Sung Eucharist for All Saints’ Day at All Saints’ Church, Matlock Bank

SUNDAY 3rd NOVEMBER  9.30 am Family Eucharist for All Souls’ Day

News From the PCC (updated October 2019)

PCC News

After discussion, the PCC have decided to make the minutes of meetings publicly available. They may be published in the parish magazine, on the parish website and on the church notice board.

Facebook page

Have a peep at our Facebook page. We hope to keep you abreast of church events and share links we think will interest you.

If you like what you see on Facebook, press the ‘like‘ button. If you choose, you can receive posts in your newsfeed or notifications in your email when something new is posted. Share links, photos and videos with us. Contributions are very welcome.

Welcome to St Giles Church

Welcome to St Giles Church

There has been a church on this spot since at least the middle of the twelfth century.

The church was substantially rebuilt in Victorian times, although parts of the former buildings remain, including the twelfth century font and fifteenth century tower. Here people down the generations have come to seek the deep peace of God.


As the congregation at St Giles, we try to combine traditional and modern forms of worship. We aim to make the gospel available to contemporary society whilst being aware of the ancient traditions of the Christian faith. A warm welcome awaits anyone who wishes to use the church and what it has to offer. We are delighted that we have a lot of weddings and baptisms at Saint Giles.

The church is open most mornings for quiet contemplation and prayer and also in the summer months during afternoons.

Our worship centres on the Sung Eucharist at 9:30 every Sunday morning, where all ages are welcome and there is a Fun Club for children. There are a number of other forms of worship: a regular contemplative service with silence and readings, a healing service, regular weekday celebrations of Holy Communion, traditional evensong and a meditation group.

On the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm children and their families enjoy an activity and story session with tea in what is called ‘Godly Play’. We also have a number of social events. We share our Rector and work together with the Parish of Dethick, Lea and Holloway.

For more regular updates on activities in church and news of related organisations please ‘like’ our Facebook page.